Free Press Journal
  • India, Kazakhstan conduct joint military exercise Otar

    Kazakhstan: India and Kazakhstan on Tuesday conducted a joint military exercise, Kazind-2018, in the Otar region of Kazakhstan. The fourteen-day joint training aims to build and promote army to army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army. The Indian contingent was represented by 5 Ladakh Scouts Regiment while the Kazakhstan side was represented by Military Base 85395.

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh, none addressed NRIs like BJP govt, says Sushma Swaraj

    Astana : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday interacted with the Indian community in Kazakhstan’s Astana and said that from first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr Manmohan Singh, nobody addressed the Indian community in other countries like the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

  • Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at SCO meet

    India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism. Without a direct reference to Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj said the world community together must “wipe-out this scourge from the face of the earth”.

  • Para-athlete Shrimant Jha bags bronze at Asian Armwrestling C’ship

    New Delhi: Differently-abled Indian arm wrestler Shrimant Jha made the country proud on Friday by picking up a bronze medal at the Asian Armwrestling Championship, which is being held from April 16 to April 22 in Kazakhstan. The 25-year-old, resident of Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh finished behind Tajikistan’s Firuz and Magolia’s Munkhbold to settle for the bronze in the 80kg senior category.

  • 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

    Astana : Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said.

  • Sharapova eases into Shenzhen semis

    Shenzhen : Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova marched into the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open here on Thursday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

  • Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi engage in a tweet war

    New Delhi : Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan.

  • Nine-medal haul for Indian women pugilists; Soniya clinches gold

    Soniya of Bhiwandi emerged the star of the contingent, clinching gold medal after beating Zhazira Urakabeva from Kazakhstan 4-1 in the 48kg category. The Indian eves put up a good show in other weight categories too, with Parveen, Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra and Niharika Gonella bagging the silver medal

  • Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic into group stage

    Paris : A Jose Callejon goal helped Napoli ease into the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while Sevilla also went through and Celtic suffered a scare in Kazakhstan before winning their play-off tie.

  • Red Fort with Indian flag part of Pak tableau in SCO meet gaffe

    Beijing: A reception held by the SCO at its Beijing headquarters highlighting the entry of India and Pakistan turned out to be an embarrassment for the organisers as India’s Red Fort with the tricolour was shown as Lahore’s Shalimar Gardens in a Pakistani tableau. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Indian envoy to China Vijay Gokhale along with the ambassadors of Pakistan Masood Khalid and other Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members attended the function.

  • Pakistan to look into possibility of Sharif-Modi meet during SCO

    Islamabad : If India shows interest, Pakistan will look into the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the SCO summit next month, Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday.

  • Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria

    Beirut : The presidents of Russia and Turkey have said they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease- fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan, citing repeated violations of a similar truce agreed on in December.

  • Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS

    Dzhezkazgan : Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan on Monday, following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

  • Blackmoney: India tweaks protocol to shed secrecy tag on information

    New Delhi: To bolster capabilities of agencies probing foreign black money cases, India has begun the process of adding a new clause in its international tax treaties that will allow sharing of exchanged data between the multiple law enforcement departments, removing the rider of confidentiality that hampers the investigation.

  • Leander Paes-Andre Begemann in semis

    Tashkent : Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann eked out a fighting win over Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan and Ukraine’s Denys Molchanov to enter the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event of the Tashkent ATP Challenger on Wednesday.

  • R K Pachauri allowed to travel abroad again

    New Delhi : Former TERI chief R K Pachauri, accused in a sexual harassment case, was on Wednesday once again allowed to travel abroad by a Delhi court. Pachauri, who is currently on bail, was granted permission by Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan to travel to USA, Mexico, China and Kazhakstan up to September 27 to attend meetings and conferences.